Penzila Pass

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Penzi la Pass

Penzi la pass, which is about 160 Km from Kargil and at an altitude of 4400m, is the highest point on the Kargil – Zanskar road.

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Penzila Pass

This pass is more of a table land and, unlike Zojila, has plenty of flat areas.

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Outpost used by the army when clearing the snow off the roads

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Sliding along

There are two small, turquoise, high altitude lakes with fantastic views of the surrounding permafrost mountains.

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Turquoise lakes

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Wind erosion at work

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5 Responses to Penzila Pass

  1. magiceye May 19, 2011 at 1:11 am #


  2. Amar Jajoo May 20, 2011 at 8:15 pm #


  3. Maneesh Goal May 21, 2011 at 5:31 am #

     Beautiful snaps… provides an urge to travel!

    • Madhu Nair May 21, 2011 at 4:50 pm #

      Hi Maneesh … good to hear from you … We are currently in Delhi – the city never ceases to amaze us … there is so much to see and do out here … Hope things are well at your end? Did you visit any interesting places of late? The butterfly park is on my to do list whenever we visit Mumbai …Cheers!

  4. Mahesh Semwal June 18, 2014 at 9:31 pm #

    never have been to this place , good one !

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